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Public Health and Health Services Administration

The BS in Public Health or Health Services Administration provides students with broad-based curriculum to pursue many career paths in the health field. Two degrees are available:
  • A BS in Public Health prepares students for entry-level positions in county health departments, non-profit health agencies, medical service settings, school systems, and businesses. Public health workers promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. They do this by assessing needs; planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs; coordinating health services; serving as a resource person; and advocating for specific health issues. Graduates in this option are qualified to apply to take the test for national credentialing as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

  • A BS in Health Services Administration qualifies graduates for a range of entry-level positions in the health care delivery system, such as department manager in a hospital, director of a long-term care facility, clinic manager, or administrator of a public health program. The curriculum addresses the business skills related to operation of healthcare organizations as well as the organization of the healthcare system. The Health Services Administration program is a fully certified undergraduate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

The Minor in Health Promotion provides a concentration of courses in the health field which can be a useful adjunct for students in psychology, sociology, social work, recreation, physical education, child development, and nutrition.

The Minor in Health Services Administration enables students to expand career potential with courses in the health care management field. The minor is especially suited for students in business, economics, public administration, public relations, nursing, psychology, and sociology.

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